Diamonds in the Rough 7-28-16

A 6-2 day for the affiliates with a huge inning pacing the Appy league affiliate towards a win.

HR Roll Call Tony Cruz (6), Ryan O’Hearn (16), Michael Arroyo (3), Khalil Lee (3), Dennicher Carrasco (4)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Michael Arroyo 3-4 3R, HR, 2-2b, 4 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Darwin Feliz 6.1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 BB 8 K 5-4 GO-FO

Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Round Rock Express 0

Mike Minor and three bullpen members for the Chasers spun a three shutout while navigating around six walks Thursday. The former Brave (Minor) didn’t allow a hit in his 2.1 innings while working up to 42 pitches, earning three strikeouts against just two walks. The Chasers stole home in the first with a double steal by Hunter Dozier and Reymond Fuentes before plating three runs in the fourth with Tony Cruz hitting a two run home run in the inning. The four pitchers piled up 13 strikeouts with each earning at least three in their appearance.

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Mike Minor 2.1 IP 0 H 0 R 2 BB 3 K 3-1 GO-FO 42p/23k
Lorenzo Cain 2-4
Andrew Edwards 1.1 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 3 K 39p/20k

Springfield Cardinals 10 NW Arkansas Naturals 2

The Naturals bullpen got knocked around to the tune of seven runs in the final four innings to taste healthy defeat in Springfield. Starter Eric Skoglund took the loss with three runs allowed in 5.1 innings on five hits and four walks. Royals top 10 prospect Ryan O’Hearn broke out of a homerless slump with his 16th longball of the year.

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Ryan O’Hearn 1-4 HR
Eric Skoglund 5.1 IP 5 H 3 ER 4 BB 2 K 4-7 GO-FO 95p/53k
Terrance Gore 1-4 R, SB (33)

Charleston RiverDogs 1 Lexington Legends 0

The Legends were defeated in an outstanding pitching duel in Charleston. The Yankees Luis Cedeno tossed six innings of perfect baseball until the Legends threatened in the seventh. In that seventh Cedeno walked a pair around Lexington’s only hit on the night by Roman Collins to load the bases with no outs. The righthander buckled down though and got a Chase Vallot flyout to left that was to shallow to score a run and a pair of force outs to squelch the one and only rally for Lexington on the evening. With no offense Lexington needed an outstanding pitching performance of their own and they did get that from starter Gerson Garabito. The 21 year old righty matched Cedeno inning for inning while he was in the game, working five shutout frames with just three singles allowed before leaving at just 70 pitches. Reliever Sam Lewis couldn’t match the zeroes unfortunately, giving up a run in the sixth to take the loss for the Legends.

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Gerson Garabito 5 IP 3 H 0 R 0 BB 4 K 4-4 GO-FO 70p/50k
Roman Collins 1-4
Chase Vallot 0-3 BB

Idaho Falls Chukars 7 Grand Junction Rockies 6

The Chukars used a pair of three run frames and a run in the eighth to take the first game of their second half. Six different Idaho Falls hitters had two hits in the game as the team piled on former first round pick Mike Nikorak for three runs in just 1.1 innings. A Jordan Ebert single in the bottom of the ninth broke a 6-6 tie while Nicholas Andras finished off the ninth for the save.

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Jordan Ebert 2-4 2b, RBI, BB, SB (2)
David Edwards 2-4 R, 2-2b, RBI
Ryan Dale 2-4 R, 2 RBI

Burlington Royals 14 Pulaski Yankees 6

A huge fifth inning paced the Royals to a big win over Pulaski in the first game of their series. Nine hits and a couple of Pulaski errors lead to eleven Burlington runs in that fifth inning, erasing a 6-1 deficit and leading the way to a 14-6 win. In that inning Michael Arroyo had two doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the frame during a three hit four RBI game for the Royals catcher. The Royals bullpen shutdown the Yankees for the final 6.1 innings after they plated six runs on starter Travis Eckert.

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Justin Camp 1.1 0 H 0 R 0 BB 3 K
Nicky Lopez 2-4 R, RBI
Kort Peterson 3-5 2R, 2b, 2 RBI

AZL Royals 9 AZL Rangers 8

Eleven hits and nine runs helped outpace the Rangers for the AZL squad Thursday night. Outfielder Khalil Lee scored two runs while connecting on his third home run of the season.  The nine runs came despite 16 strikeouts recorded by the offense.

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John Brontsema 3-4 2R, RBI, BB, SB (4)
Khalil Lee 1-3 2R HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB SB (3)
Scott Alexander 1.2 IP 1 H 0 R 0 BB 4 K

Game 1
DSL Royals 6 DSL Marlins 0

The Royals Darwin Feliz fell just two outs short of a seven inning perfect game Thursday. The righty put away eight hitters via strikeout before turning things to Miguel Medrano to finish off the shutout. The offense punched six runs across with three different hitters collecting two hits including Dennicher Carrasco who homered for the fourth time this year.

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Dennicher Carrasco 2-3 HR, 2 RBI
Esteury Ruiz 2-3 R, 2b, CS (7)
Andres Martin 2-2 2R, 3b, 2 RBI, BB\

Game 2
DSL Royals 5 DSL Marlins 2

Much of the same in game two with the Royals squad giving up just four hits and a pair of runs. The offense matched those four hits but four Marlins errors helped the Royals towards five total runs. Centerfielder Raymond Lopez had a big day, scoring three runs and stealing four bases.

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Raymond Lopez 1-3 3R, BB, 4 SB (18)
Paul Mondesi 1-3 R
Yerelmy Garcia 5 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 BB 2 K 11-1 GO-FO


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